European ExaScale Applications Workshop in Manchester

European ExaScale Applications Workshop in Manchester, October 11-12, 2016, co-organized by AllScale,

AllScale framework and pilot application to be presented in 4 presentations.

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Applications Workshop

Without knowing exactly what future High Performance Computing (HPC) architectures will look like, it is not easy to define the next-generation programming models to go with them. Nevertheless, this is a problem that we need to start tackling now, to ensure applications are ready to exploit the potential of Exascale computing. The underlying and prevalent questions we want to answer will be: Is preserving the investment in legacy applications and opting for an evolution of existing models a viable approach? Or do we need a more drastic approach to fully exploit future architectures?

During the applications workshop at the 11th and 12th of October in Manchester we will stimulate a discussion about communication models and their use in applications. The aim is to increase the scalability of scientific and industrial codes to exascale for those applications that require it. The main audience of the workshop are the developers of relevant applications, representatives of European HPC projects, communication model developers and representatives from industry. The workshop is organised by the European HPC projects INTERTWinE, EPiGRAM, EXA2CT and AllSCALE. It is part of a loose series of workshop, the first of which has been organised by the EPiGRAM project in 2015.

Public Part of the Applications Workshop

We would like to invite the general public, and in particular students and staff members of The University of Manchester, to join us for the public part of the applications workshop:


Seminar room: Frank Adams 1, Alan Turing Building 
School of Mathematics, The University of Manchester 
Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL
Date: Wednesday 12/10/16

Keynote Presentation (Bill Gropp): MPI+X on the way to exascale


As the time to the first Exascale system gets shorter, it is clear that MPI will be an important programming system for those Exascale systems. So we are happy to have Bill Gropp as keynote speaker. Dr. Gropp has played a major role in the development of the MPI message-passing standard. He is coauthor of MPICH, the most widely used implementation of MPI.


Panel Discussion (Bill Gropp, Mark Bull, Thomas Fahringer, Valeria Bartsch, Tom Vander Aa):
Programming for Exascale, Complete disruption or slow evolution?


Representatives of European Exascale projects who have undertaken extensive research in the field of future programming models will discuss the future of programming models in the Exascale era.

Agenda of the Workshop for the Invited participants

Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016

09:15h-09:30h Welcome
09:30h-11:00h Project presentations (30min each): INTERTWinE, EXA2CT, EPiGRAM
11:00h-11:30h Coffee
11:30h-12:00h Project presentation: AllSCALE
12:00h-13:00h Application presentations (3*20min)
13:00h-14:00h Lunch
14:00h-15:00h Application presentations (3*20min)
15:00h-15:30h Coffee
15:30h-16:30h Application presentations (3*20min)


Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016

09:00h-10:00h Application presentations (3*20min)
10:00h-10:30h Coffee
10:30h-12:00h Discussion based on questionnaire responses
12:00h-13:00h Lunch
13:00h-14:00h Open to the public: Keynote presentation: Bill Gropp
14:00h-15:00h Open to the public: Panel Session: Programming for Exascale: Complete Disruption or slow evolution?
15:00h-15:30h Coffee


Confirmed invited participants

Keynote speaker:

Bill Gropp

Representatives from

the European Exascale Projects: 


Mark Bull (INTERTWinE)

Tom Vander Aa (EXA2CT)

Stefano Markidis (EPiGRAM)

Thomas Fahringer (AllSCALE)

Michael Lysaght (PRACE)

Organising Committee: 


Valeria Bartsch

George Beckett

Jakub Sistek

Maksims Abalenkovs 

Industry Representatives:

Chris Goodyer (ARM)

Craig Lucas (NAG)

Application Developers:


Mark Silberstein (ASGD)

Stefano Markidis (iPIC3D)

Thomas Gerhold (TAU)

Carlos Cavazzoni (QuantumEspresso)

Mathieu Faverge (Chameleon)

Michele Pottiez (Fine/Open)

Emanuele Ragnoli (AMDADOS)

Jaak Simm (MACAU)

Alfio Lazzaro (CP2K)

Ronald Kreimann (Hlib)

Kevin Stratford (LUDWIG)

Matthias Bollhoefer (ILUPACK) 


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 671603

Contact Details

General Coordinator

Thomas Fahringer

Scientific Coordinator

Herbert Jordan